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Hasin Hayder:
Upgrading PHP to 5.5 in a CentOS 6 server with Vesta CP
June 04, 2014 @ 09:22:31

In his latest post Hasin Hayder shares some instructions for upgrading CentOS to PHP 5.5 (a server with Vesta CP) via the Remi repository.

Vesta CP comes with PHP 5.4 by default. If you want to upgrade it to 5.5, follow these steps.

He's broken it up into five simple steps:

  • Stop Apache and Remove current PHP
  • Add remi repository
  • Enable Remi Repository (for yum)
  • Install PHP 5.5
  • Cleanup, linking and finishing

These instructions aren't really just for the CentOS install either. They could be used for any platform that makes use of "yum" to work with installed packages (with a few tweaks here and there).

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Link: http://hasin.me/2014/06/03/upgrading-php-to-5-5-in-a-centos-6-server-with-vesta-cp/

Tecmint.com:
Install Apache, MySQL 5.5.27 & PHP 5.4.7 on RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.6 & Fedora 17-12
September 21, 2012 @ 09:45:38

Tecmint.com has a new tutorial that walks you through the installation of a full LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) on a CentOS or RedHat installation.

This howto guide explains you'll how to install Apache Server with latest MySQL 5.5.27 and PHP 5.4.7 versions with php required following modules on RHEL 6.3/6.2/6.1/6.0/5.8/5.6, CentOS 6.3/6.2/6.1/6.0/5.8/5.6 and Fedora 12,13,14,15,16,17 systems using Remi repository via Yum tool.

Thankfully, package management has made things a lot simpler than they used to be. Most of the time you're only a few commands away from a working installation (if all you need are the generic setups). They explain what each piece of the installation is and how to set up the custom "Remi" yum repository to get the latest versions of the software - Including PHP 5.4. They show how to stop and start each of the servers (MySQL, Apache) and a few screenshots of what the output of your phpinfo page should look like.

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Bollysite Blog:
Upgrading php 5.1 to php 5.3 with xcache rebuild on Centos 5
August 09, 2010 @ 13:09:08

In this quick tutorial on the Bollysite blog showing how to upgrade your CentOS install of PHP from 5.1 to 5.3 along with xcache.

CentOS 5 comes with php 5.1 version. There is no official PHP 5.2+ release for upgrade since last 3 years. [...] As a result, Developer had to implement alternative functions to integrate twitter, myspace OAuth API. Today wordpress has officially said bye bye to php 4 and mysql 4. So finally, I gathered some courage to mess with my current php installation. I followed the following steps to upgrade php 5.3 on centos 5.

The update requires adding the webtatic repository to your yum setup and using the "enablerepo" to pull directly from that. Once that's installed, you'll need to rebuild xcache to match the version (commands included).

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Dan Field's Blog:
Deploying PHP Applications on Red Hat Linux
June 14, 2010 @ 08:44:53

Dan Field has a new post to his blog today about deploying PHP applications "The Red Hat Way" - as a single RPM package that can be dropped into any RedHat system and installed easily.

Red Hat is one of the largest Linux distributions in the enterprise market and there are a multitude of other RPM based distributions such as CentOS, Fedora, Mandriva, SuSE. Many people are deploying their web projects into RPM based environments and it makes a lot of sense to try to do things the "Red Hat Way". This post deals with introducing the Red Hat filesystem layout and automatically deploying a web application into it with the RPM package management tool and a YUM repository.

He shows how to build the configuration files, making a build properties file, creating the Apache configuration, setting up a config for the VirtualHost to be added to the Apache install and finally, building the tarball package and making it into an RPM.

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Michael Girouard's Blog:
Pro Tip Installing PHP 5.2.9 on CentOS
November 23, 2009 @ 10:46:38

Michael Girouard has posted a new guide today about getting PHP 5.2.9 up and running on a CentOS distribution:

CentOS in my opinion is the best way to go in terms of server distros. Some people, including myself, are frustrated at the fact that some software is slow to be updated out of a fresh install: specifically PHP. At the time of this writing, PHP 5.1.6 is the version shipped with CentOS 5.4. While I'm sure they have their reasons for this, I still am required to write somewhat modern apps - 5.1 just doesn't cut it anymore.

He suggests moving away from the compile from source option and "go with the flow" and work with the packages that've already been created. You have to get the testing repository set up first (creating a configuration file to add the name, baseurl and other keys) to be able to use the yum installer tool to grab the latest packages.

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Clay Loveless' Blog:
New PHP-focused Yum Repository
July 20, 2009 @ 11:09:18

Clay Loveless has some great news for those running RedHat-based versions of linux - PHP 5.3 can now be installed via yum.

Ever been frustrated that the latest this-or-that package for PHP is bogged down in Big Distro Packaging politics? I have been. That's why I've put together a deliberately-current-as-possible repository for PHP RPMs. The repository is currently i386-only, though I'll be adding x86_64 packages within the next week or so. Also, "regular" and "debug" builds are available for all packages, so that users may be more helpful in troubleshooting what issues they find.

Its not an official package, but if you're wanting to get it installed without the hassle that can come with compiling, you can grab the package get coding.

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Secunia.com:
Fedora update for PHP
September 19, 2007 @ 07:58:00

As mentioned in this advisory on the Secunia website (reposted from the original advisory) the Fedora Linux group has posted an update for their PHP package to bring it up to date with the recent PHP 5.2.4 release.

Fedora has issued an update for php. This fixes a weakness and some vulnerabilities, where some have unknown impacts and others can be exploited by malicious users and malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions.

You can find the complete list of packages that were updated in their advisory posting and a brief mention of the easiest way for you to update your distribution (yum).

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